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Texas has billions in its rainy day fund, and lawmakers made a move to keep it that way

AUSTIN — Amid uncertainty over the price tag of fixes for school finance, school security and Hurricane Harvey, a group of key lawmakers decided Friday to preserve as many options as possible on the ... read more

With record $12.5 billion in Texas' savings account, lawmakers set $7.5 billion minimum balance

The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one. Earlier this week, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he had transferred $1.4 billion into ... In the past, lawmakers have made hefty ... read more

Why Won't Governor Abbott Tap the Rainy Day Fund for Harvey Relief?

In a letter to Governor Greg Abbott requesting that the state tap into its $10 billion Rainy Day Fund, Mayor Sylvester Turner couldn't help stating the obvious: Hurricane Harvey, which pounded the ... read more

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Is Texas leading on disaster preparedness? Yes and no, experts say

A measure under consideration in the Texas House would ask voters for permission to withdraw $3.26 billion from the state’s rainy day fund, and the Senate has ... part to keep Texans safe and ... read more


Texas is being irresponsible with its $12 billion rainy day fund. Here's a better plan

Texas has billions in its rainy day fund, and lawmakers made a move to keep it that way Few of those ideas are as sound as the one presented by state Comptroller Glenn Hegar. In the last legislative ... read more

Save USS Texas

The ship inspires thousands of people of all ages from around the state and the world and reminds them of the sacrifices that so many have made and are making to keep ... billions in its rainy day ... read more

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar pitches Rainy Day Fund overhaul

Comptroller Glenn Hegar, the state’s chief financial officer, wants to overhaul the way Texas ... have proposed to use $2.5 billion of the fund, while the Senate's budget proposal would leave it ... read more

Bill to dedicate $29 million from Rainy Day Fund to PEIA heads to House floor

Jim Justice proposed the PEIA finance board freeze its current premium structure for the coming fiscal year, which he said will give lawmakers more time ... from the House of Delegates, the Rainy Day ... read more

Arizona Legislature begins work on budget bills

"This is modeled after a program from Texas that has been successful ... Arizona's rainy day fund to $1 billion, give raises to state law-enforcement and corrections officers, and deliver the next ... read more

With record $12.5 billion in Texas' savings account, lawmakers set $7.5 billion minimum balance

Earlier in the week, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he had transferred $1.4 billion into the rainy day fund, raising its ... that have crippled the finances of states such as Illinois and New ... read more

Texas' savings account is poised to hit $15 billion. How much will lawmakers spend?

Left untouched, the savings account, also known as the rainy day fund, would reach an unprecedented $15 billion over the next two years, according to official estimates. State lawmakers have proposed ... read more

Thanks to Legislature, business needs go begging

AUSTIN - The Texas Legislature has wrapped up its biennial session ... a tax hike themselves in 2013, lawmakers made Texans vote on a constitutional amendment that now diverts $1.7 billion a year from ... read more



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